CMU School of Drama

Monday, April 10, 2017

As Trump Tries to Revive Coal, a Composer Confronts Mining’s Past

The New York Times: Onstage, a choir intoned the names of coal miners whose deaths and injuries had landed them on the Pennsylvania Mining Accident index more than a century ago. In the lobby, members of the audience — some of whom came on free shuttle buses that picked them up from nearby coal towns — created an index of their own, writing about their mining ancestors in a small leather notebook held open with a coal paperweight.

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